NEW YEAR’s EVE GALA with Roméo et Juliette

NEW YEAR’s  EVE GALA  with Roméo et Juliette and The Metropolitan Opera, New York 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Performance 6:30 pm

Dinner Dance 9:30 pm

Black tie

Principal Benefactor:  Table for 10 at $50,000 ( $43,900 tax-deductible contribution ) or Center Parterre Box seating 8 at $50,000

Ten elite Orchestra or Grand Tier tickets (eight tickets, if purchasing a Center Parterre Box)  Elite table at the Dinner Dance Listing as a Principal Benefactor Ten excellent Orchestra or Grand Tier tickets Excellent table at the Dinner Dance Listing as a Benefactor Premier performance ticket Premier seating at the Dinner Dance Listing as a Principal Sponsor

 Benefactor: Table for 10 at $35,000  ( $28,900 tax-deductible contribution )

Principal SponSor: Center Parterre Box seat(s) at $6,250( $5,505 tax-deductible contribution )or Orchestra / Grand Tier Ticket(s) at $3,500  ( $2,890 tax-deductible contribution )

Sponsor: Ticket(s) at $2,500 ($1,890 tax-deductible contribution)

Sponsor DINNER ONLY Ticket(s) at $2,115*  ($1,815 tax-deductible contribution) *This option is for those who already have a performance ticket.

committee memBer PERFORMANCE ONLY Ticket(s) at $1,000* ( $690 tax-deductible contribution ) *This ticket does not include the Dinner Dance.

Performance seating preference (if applicable): Priority Orchestra or Grand Tier ticket Priority seating at the Dinner Dance Listing as a Sponsor Priority seating at the Dinner Dance Listing as a Sponsor Preferred Orchestra or Grand Tier ticket Listing as a Committee Member

Gala tickets are not refundable and cannot be exchanged. Casting is subject to change. For additional information, please contact: Special Events, Tel 212.870.7492, Fax 212.870.7442, specialevents@metopera.org

CHARLES GOUNOD Roméo et Juliette:

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.

Roméo et Juliette New Production is a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

Roméo et Juliette Cast:

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Roméo et Juliette

CONDUCTOR
Gianandrea Noseda

JULIETTE
Diana Damrau

STÉPHANO
Virginie Verrez

ROMÉO
Vittorio Grigolo

MERCUTIO
Elliot Madore

FRÈRE LAURENT
Mikhail Petrenko

Roméo et Juliette Creators:
Charles Gounod (1818–1893) showed early promise as a musician and achieved commercial success with his opera Faust in 1859. Among his most famous works is a setting of the Ave Maria based on a piece by J. S. Bach. Jules Barbier (1825–1901) and Michel Carré (1821–1872) were the leading librettists of their time in France, providing the text for many other operas, including Faust for Gounod, Mignon (also from Goethe) and Hamlet for Ambroise Thomas, and Les Contes d’Hoffmann for Jacques Offenbach.

PRODUCTION
Bartlett Sher
SET DESIGNER
Michael Yeargan
COSTUME DESIGNER
Catherine Zuber
LIGHTING DESIGNED BY
Jennifer Tipton
CHOREOGRAPHER
Chase Brock

World premiere: Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, 1867.

When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the NewYork Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.

Roméo et Juliette SYNOPSIS:
PROLOGUE

A chorus introduces the story of the endless feud between the Montague and Capulet families, and of the love of their children, Roméo and Juliette.
ACT I

Verona, 18th century. At a masked ball in the Capulet palace, Tybalt waits for his cousin Juliette and assures her suitor, Count Paris, that her beauty will overwhelm him. Capulet presents his daughter to the guests and invites them to dance. The crowd disperses and Roméo, a Montague, enters with his friends Mercutio and Benvolio. He tells them about a strange dream he has had, but Mercutio dismisses it as the work of the fairy Queen Mab. Roméo watches Juliette dance and is instantly entranced by her. Juliette explains to her nurse that she is not interested in marriage, but when Roméo approaches her, both feel that they are meant for each other. Just as they discover each other’s identity, Tybalt returns. Roméo masks himself and rushes off. Tybalt identifies the intruder as Montague’s son, but Capulet restrains him, ordering the party to continue.
ACT II

Later that night, Roméo enters the Capulets’ garden, looking for Juliette. When she steps out onto her balcony, he comes forward and declares his love. Servants briefly interrupt their encounter. Alone again, they vow to marry.
ACT III

Roméo comes to Frère Laurent’s cell at daybreak, followed by Juliette and her nurse, Gertrude. Convinced of the strength of their love, the priest agrees to marry them, hoping that the union will end the fighting between their families.

Outside Capulet’s house, Roméo’s page, Stéphano, sings a mocking song. This provokes a fight with several of the Capulets. Mercutio protects Stéphano and is challenged by Tybalt. Roméo appears and tries to make peace, asking Tybalt to forget about the hatred between their families, but when Tybalt attacks and kills Mercutio, Roméo, furious, stabs him. The Duke of Verona arrives, and both factions cry for justice. Roméo is banished from the city.
ACT IV

Roméo and Juliette awake after their secret wedding night. She forgives him for killing one of her relatives, and after they have assured each other of their love, Roméo reluctantly leaves for exile. Capulet enters and tells his daughter that she must marry Paris that same day. She is left alone, desperate, with Frère Laurent, who gives her a sleeping potion that will make her appear dead. He promises that she will wake with Roméo beside her. Juliette drinks the potion. When Capulet and the guests arrive to lead her to the chapel, she collapses.
ACT V

Roméo arrives at the Capulets’ crypt. Discovering Juliette’s body, he believes her to be dead and drinks poison. At that moment, she awakens, and the lovers share a final dream of a future together. As Roméo grows weaker, Juliette takes a dagger from his belt and stabs herself. The lovers die praying for God’s forgiveness.

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2016-17 Season Preview:

Roberto Alagna – Anna Netrebko | ROMEO ET JULIETTE (Trailer MET 2007)

http://www.metopera.org/Season/2016-17-Season/romeo-et-juliette-gounod-tickets/ http://www.metopera.org/Discover/Synopses/Romeo-et-Juliette/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roméo_et_Juliette

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